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Chez Josephine - 83 Reviews - 414 W 42nd St, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 594-1925

Chez Josephine

414 W 42nd St (at nr. Ninth Ave.)
New York, NY 10036
(212) 594-1925
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Chez Josephine - New York, NY
Chez Josephine - New York, NY
Chez Josephine - New York, NY
Chez Josephine - New York, NY
Chez Josephine - New York, NY


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In my opinion this is the best french restaurant in NYC. great service, great food, all great! my favorite? the lobster casoulette.


We had high aspirations after reading the other reviews, and decided to celebrate a special evening here. Being from the city, and living in the neighborhood, we ordinarily would ...

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Josephina 3/23/2006

i visited josephina (located near Times Square) for lunch during the week. my friend and i both ordered the three course prix-fixe for about $20. the appetizer and entree were good but the dessert I thought was the most amazing! i almost ordered another one. after dessert, the owner/manager of the restaurant came to chat with us and offered us each a glass of drink on the house. very friendly service but the food was not all that impressionable (just the dessert was) more

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Pre-Show With Class 3/19/2006

Take your theater date to dinner in style at Chez Josephine. Was anyone else obsessed with Lynn Whittaker in The Josephine Baker Story? This restaurant is owned by the some of the real Josephine and is filled with some memorabilia from the chanteuse's life. The bathrooms are some of the best in the city and the food is good too (ha ha). I enjoy classic comfort food here and some devilish cocktails. more

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Possibly the Best French Food in Manhattan 3/16/2006

It’s pricey, it’s hard to get into, but it’s more than worth it. The food, mostly French cuisine (with a little bit of American thrown in for less adventurous eaters), is of only the very top quality, as is the atmosphere: 20’s and 30’s themed, because of the place’s namesake (Josephine Baker), with nightly live piano music and impeccable service. But if you want to go there, plan in advance; it’s the sort of place where you generally need a reservation if you want to eat during the midtown dinner rush (6-9PM), especially on weekends. On weekdays or early weekend evenings, though, you might be able to walk in and get a table. The prices reflect the quality of the food; last time I went, each of the three people in my party ordered an appetizer and a main course, and the bill came to about $130 before tip. But as I said, it’s well worth it, especially for a special occasion. Try their seafood; you won’t believe your taste buds. more
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Come find "The soul of Paris in the heart of New York" at this romantic Theatre District landmark - Chez Josephine.

Owner Message

  • A tribute to legendary Josephine Baker, this Parisian bistro with live music and a tantalizing menu exudes theatrical panache. At Chez Josephine, one of New York's most romantic restaurants, a bit of Montmartre on 42nd Street, Jean-Claude Baker and Jarry Baker are your warm and welcoming hosts who treat guests as family. The eclectic menu at this New York City restaurant reinvents the traditional cuisine of the French American bistro. At anytime, you can experience what Jean-Claude Baker calls his "human cocktail" - a medley of celebrities, local color, and a loyal and devoted following from all over the world.

    Chez Josephine exudes theatrical panache in a seductive setting, complete with blue tin ceiling, red velvet walls and a cavalcade of chandeliers that light up vintage portraits of La Baker. Enjoy delectable dinner and brunch fare at this memorable NYC restaurant.


  • The Scene
    Every night's a party at this flamboyant bistro in the Broadway theater district. The irrepressible host, Jean-Claude Baker, has created a living homage to his stepmother,...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tues-Sat 5pm-1am; Sun 12pm-10pm
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, Visa, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Hell's Kitchen, Midtown